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How 'Bout Them Apples

How 'Bout Them Apples

Pesticides in Children's Food Ten Years After Alar
Monday, February 1, 1999

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Ten years after the American public demanded that the EPA ban the cancer-causing pesticide Alar, children are no better protected from pesticides in the nation’s food supply. Multiple pesticides known or suspected to cause brain and nervous system damage, cancer, disruption of the endocrine and immune systems, and a host of other toxic effects are ubiquitous in foods children commonly consume at levels that present serious health risks.

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